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Gospel music is never pessimistic, it's never 'oh my god, its all going down the tubes', like the blues often is.
When all the original blues guys are gone, you start to realize that someone has to tend to the tradition. I recognize that I have some responsibility to keep the music alive, and it's a pretty honorable position to be in.
Of course, there are a lot of ways you can treat the blues, but it will still be the blues.
The blues is instilled in every musical cell that floats around your body.
I like the blues a lot. I grew up on it.
Blues was my first love. It was the first thing where I said, 'Oh man, this is the stuff.' It just sounded so raw and honest, gut-bucket honest. From then I started rebelling.
Maybe someday you can accuse somebody of being a poseur by selling out and playing blues music, but that's just not going to happen in my lifetime.
I can show you that I have played with just about every jazz musician, every African musician, every blues musician. It's not like I'm cashing in on a false concept. This is what I do.
It's a blue album, but it's not a blues album. I'm not pretending all of a sudden now I'm blues.
Once you discover that you can, then you must. And it's not easy. You have to take direct steps. You really have to count your blessings and you have to make a decided effort to not get seduced by the blues.
I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians. We had serious roots that spanned different cultures, obviously the blues.
I believe in blues, and I believe that it's been misrepresented.
I went back to Belfast and started a club, the Maritime. No one had thought about doing a blues club, so I was the first.
I sang in church growing up. Memphis is the blues capital of the world, we like to say.
With the White Stripes we were trying to trick people into not realising we were playing the blues. We did not want to come off like white kids trying to play black music from 100 years ago so a great way to distract them was by dressing in red, white and black.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
The difference between blues, jazz, rock n' roll and rap is that rap stayed poor. Even the white rappers are poor. It's scarier to look at poor people; it makes everyone uncomfortable. Their pain is something that people would like to see swept under the rug.
I been in the blues all my life. I'm still delivering 'cause I got a long memory.
The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.
And as I started reaching deeper I realized that most of the blues of that day was done by men. Women just didn't have the nerve.
Parenthood always comes as a shock. Postpartum blues? Postpartum panic is more like it. We set out to have a baby; what we get is a total take-over of our lives.
Polly Berrien Berends
The one thing the blues don't get is the backing and pushing of TV and radio like a lot of this garbage you hears. They choke stuff down people's throat so they got no choice but to listen to it.
John Lee Hooker
But between sets I'd sneak over to the black places to hear blues musicians. It got to the point where I was making my living at white clubs and having my fun at the other places.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
I was always drawn to the blues. Alberta Hunter at the Cookery was a life-changing experience. I only wanted to get enriched as a performer as I got older, to have an audience which got older, too, and would come to see me when I'm 80.
Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it. They said, 'You play blues. That music is so sad.' I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, 'You didn't play one sad song.'
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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